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10/12/2020 - 11/15/2020
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10/14/2020 - 10/31/2020
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12/3/2020 - 12/3/2020
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Sunday, March 1, 2020
Come and Play Euchre for a Good Cause!
Sundays, Feb. 23rd, March 1st, 8th, & 15th.
Card parties start at 1:30 pm at the St. Lucas Community Center.
All proceeds benefit the St. Lucas Little League Program!

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Everything that was normal changed that day is a quote that Carly weaves into her riveting talk about what families go through during and after a mass casualty incident. Following Carly’s presentation, participants will have the opportunity to share about local and regional post disaster planning. First responders, school administrators, teachers, parents, medical and public health professionals along with community members are encouraged to attend this free event
 

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Do you love big ideas? Do you have an local business idea that you've always wanted feedback on?

Develop your new business idea or help others do so by attending Winneshiek Idea House's IDEA LAB event(s). Together we'll create businesses by our community, for our community!


 

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020
DECORAH, Iowa – Judy Shepard, the mother of Matthew Shepard, will present the first of two "Hope Over Hate" lectures at Luther College at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the Main Hall of the Center for Faith and Life.
            In October of 1998, Judy and Dennis Shepard lost their 21-year-old son, Matthew, to a murder motivated by anti-gay hate. His story has been told through film, plays, novels and musical compositions, and led directly to the Hate Crimes Prevention Act, signed into law by President Barack Obama in 2009. It also inspired the Matthew Shepard Foundation, founded by Judy and Dennis Shepard who decided to turn their grief into action. The couple is dedicated to working toward the causes championed by Matthew during his life: social justice, diversity awareness and education, and equality for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.
"Mrs. Shepard's message resonates with everyone who hears her speak," says Kristen Underwood, director of campus programming. "Whether or not you identify as LGBTQ, erasing hate is a universal cause. Judy Shepard speaks for LGBTQ youth, people of color, religious minorities or anyone who has experienced discrimination."
In connection to Judy Shepard's visit, Luther's Nordic Choir will perform Craig Hella Johnson's "Considering Matthew Shepard" at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Friday, May 1, in the Noble Recital Hall of the Jenson-Noble Hall of Music. The 100-minute oratorio explores the life and legacy of Matthew Shepard through passages from his personal journal, interviews and writings from his parents, newspaper reports and additional texts by Johnson and Michael Dennis Browne.
"As I began listening to the work, it immediately transported me back to when I was 23 years old and had just begun my teaching career. All these years later, the story still speaks to me in a very profound way and I knew immediately I wanted to share it with Nordic Choir," said Dr. Andrew Last, director of choral activities and director of Nordic Choir. "I hope the audience will be challenged to think about what happened almost 22 years ago and find purpose and understanding from this story."
The second lecture in the "Hope Over Hate" series is Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. in the CFL Recital Hall. Pedro Lopez Vega '17 was a school boy in Postville, Iowa during the 2008 ICE raid, when 900 armed agents arrested 389 undocumented workers, his mother among them. Pedro's personal story is an inspiring one of resilience and triumph over trauma.
"Hope Over Hate" lectures are free and open to the public. The lecture series is sponsored by Campus Programing and the Center for Ethics and Public Engagement at Luther College, with involvement from the student organization, Luther Pride.
Tickets to the Nordic Choir performance "Considering Matthew Shepard" are now on sale at the Luther College Box Office, or online at tickets.luther.edu.
To view all events happening at Luther College visit luther.edu/events.
Luther College is home to more than 1,900 undergraduates who explore big questions and take action to benefit people, communities and society. Our 60+ academic programs, experiential approach to learning and welcoming community inspire students to learn actively, live purposefully and lead courageously for a lifetime of impact. Learn more at luther.edu.
 

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Con artists target people age 60 and older swindling more than 7 million Americans out of almost $3 billion each year. In an effort to prevent these losses, Northeast Iowa Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (NEI RSVP) and the Iowa Insurance Division will be presenting “Iowa Fraud Fighters” seminars throughout northeast Iowa. 

Director of NEI RSVP Deana Hageman says, “We are pleased to present this important fraud-prevention message to people in Northeast Iowa. We hope these presentations will help educate Iowans on common scams and arm them with tools and tips to prevent fraud.”

The seminars teach consumers how to shield their savings from scammers and fraudulent investment offers. Presenters will share tips on recognizing and reporting fraud, explain how to use the “Double-check before you invest” program, and share stories of people who have lost their life savings to fraud.

Iowa Fraud Fighter seminars are being presented by NEI RSVP volunteers with assistance from local sponsors. Northeast Iowa RSVP matches volunteers age 55 and up with opportunities to serve at non-profits in Allamakee, Howard and Winneshiek counties.

Visit www.decorah.lib.ia.us/RSVP for more information about the seminars and links to fraud fighting resources. 

If your business or organization would like to host a Fraud Fighters seminar, please contact Deana Hageman at 563-382-5181 or rsvp@decorah.lib.ia.us.


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Thursday, March 5, 2020
Join us for a free event to learn more about the statewide effort to elevate crime victims’ rights to our Iowa state constitution.
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Saturday, March 7, 2020
You haven’t seen anything like Catapult!

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Featured on America’s Got Talent, this shadow-illusion dance troupe uses teamwork and athleticism to transform human bodies into dragons, flowers, elephants, helicopters, works of architecture, and vast landscapes. In the process, these thrilling artists tell surprising, imaginative stories that themselves have the power to transform the audience.

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Saturday, March 7, 2020
DECORAH, Iowa — In celebration of the diverse cultures that come together to make up the Luther College community, the annual Ethnic Arts Festival will take place 11a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, March 7, in the Regents Center North Gym. Held by the Center for Intercultural Engagement and Student Success, the Ethnic Arts Festival is a tradition that began nearly 40 years ago.
"Ethnic arts is a fun and accessible way to learn about the many cultures represented at Luther," says Amy Webber, international student coordinator.
The Ethnic Arts Festival is open to the public with no charge for admission.
Speaker William "Nąąwącekǧize" Quackenbush, a Ho-Chunk Deer Clan tribal member will present "Ho-Chunk Nation: Honoring our Roots" at 12 p.m. Quackenbush began his career in the Ho-Chunk Nation Heritage Preservation Department in 1999 as a land specialist specializing in realty, land into trust applications and cultural and natural resource management. In 2005, the Cultural Resources Division requested for Quackenbush to be transferred to their division to become the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Ho-Chunk Nation, who was at that time creating a program to address tribal preservation needs. In 2009, Quackenbush became the Cultural Resources Division Manager.
The festival will also feature a vibrant culture fair, where visitors can learn about the various cultures represented at Luther and children can collect stamps on their ethnic arts "passport." Luther students will share their talents in the form of cultural dances and music throughout the day. Visitors can choose from a selection of ethnic foods available for purchase, including empanadas, momos, barbecue, egg rolls and pie. Additionally, student groups will offer hair braiding and henna hand art for a small fee. A children's area will feature readings of multicultural children's books and other activities.
"We hope people will come out and get a taste of culture that they've never experienced before," says Webber. "The Ethnic Arts Festival is a little bit of free travel in the middle of winter in Iowa. Meet new people, taste new foods and hear new messages."
Luther College is home to more than 1,900 undergraduates who explore big questions and take action to benefit people, communities and society. Our 60+ academic programs, experiential approach to learning and welcoming community inspire students to learn actively, live purposefully and lead courageously for a lifetime of impact. Learn more at luther.edu.
 

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Sunday, March 8, 2020
Come and Play Euchre for a Good Cause!
Sundays, Feb. 23rd, March 1st, 8th, & 15th.
Card parties start at 1:30 pm at the St. Lucas Community Center.
All proceeds benefit the St. Lucas Little League Program!

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Sunday, March 8, 2020
Come enjoy fellowship and your choice of Chili, Vegetable Beef & Dumpling soup or Chicken Noodle soup.
*Take outs are available*

 

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
A Luther College tradition continues this year with the return of "Paideia Texts and Issues Lecture Series." Since 1983, Luther faculty have presented research from a variety of disciplines, centered on a common theme. This year the focus is on "Resistance and Resilience."
            Each year the Paideia Governing Board selects four to five presentation proposals that provide a range of perspectives from the liberal arts.  
"In contemplating responses to oppression, this year's widely varying topics offer us inspiring models of individual courage and creativity, and collective strength," said Kathy Reed, Paideia program director.
            All lectures will take place at 7 p.m. in the Center for Faith and Life Recital Hall with receptions to follow in Qualley Lounge. Sponsored by the Paideia Endowment, these events are always open to the public with no charge for admission.
           Here are the lectures for the 2019-20 academic year. For more information, visit the Luther events calendar at luther.edu/events.
 

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Gregory Peterson will present an organ recital titled "Kveldmusikk," meaning evening music in the Sundt Studio of Jenson-Noble Hall of Music. Peterson will perform works related to his recent sabbatical in Scandinavia including music by Dieterich Buxtehude, Johannes Brahms, Johann Gottfried Walther, Emil Sjögren and Johann Sebastian Bach.

 

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Prescription medications can help us live longer and healthier lives, but any medication has the potential to do harm – especially when misused.  That misuse can include not understanding your medication needs, leaving prescriptions where others can access them, and intentional abuse.

“Generation Rx” seminars will be held this winter and spring in Allamakee, Winneshiek and Howard counties. The seminars, aimed at preventing prescription medication misuse, are presented by volunteers with Northeast Iowa Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (NEI RSVP) and Helping Services for Youth & Families. 

According to Deana Hageman, Director of NEI RSVP, “Whether prescription misuse is intentional or not, it’s a problem that needs to be addressed. We hope these presentations will alert people to potential dangers of misusing prescription medications and promote safe medication practices.”

The seminars, which are geared to an adult audience, will provide attendees with information about safe storage of medications, proper disposal of unused medications and tips for taking your medications as prescribed.    

Northeast Iowa Generation Rx Seminars scheduled to date:

Monday, February 3, 2:00-3:00 pm at Arlin Falck Assisted Living, Barthell Eastern Star, Decorah

Monday, February 24, 6:00-7:00 pm at Fort Atkinson Community Center, Fort Atkinson

Tuesday, February 25, 6:30-7:30 pm at Decorah Public Library, Decorah

Tuesday, March 10, 11:00-11:45 am at Decorah Senior Center, Decorah

Wednesday, March 18, 9:30-10:30 am at Viking State Bank, Decorah

Sunday, March 29, 9:40-10:40 am at Decorah Lutheran Church

Monday, April 6, 1:30-2:30 pm at Cresco Public Library, Cresco

Thursday, May 28, 5:30-6:30 pm at Robey Memorial Library, Waukon

Visit www.decorah.lib.ia.us/RSVP for more information about the seminars and links to Generation Rx resources. 

If your business or organization would like to host a Generation Rx seminar, please contact Deana Hageman at 563-382-5181 or rsvp@decorah.lib.ia.us.

Northeast Iowa RSVP matches volunteers age 55 and up with opportunities to serve at non-profits in Allamakee, Howard and Winneshiek counties.


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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Winneshiek County Development and Tourism has joined forces with area childcare representatives, providers and partners to host a special showing of the featured documentary, No Small Matter.
 
This will be a great way to show our support and to learn more about the importance of early childhood education and the economic impact it has on our community. 
 
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The featured documentary confronts America's most pressing problems with an unlikely but powerful weapon: babies and young children. From home to childcare to preschool, high-quality early care and education has far-reaching impacts, and groundbreaking science to back it up. With a healthy dose of humor and a surprising edge, NO SMALL MATTER reveals the tragic cost of getting this wrong, and the huge payoff—for our kids, our families, and our country—of getting it right.
 
 

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Winneshiek County Development and Tourism has joined forces with area childcare representatives, providers and partners to host a special showing of the featured documentary, No Small Matter.

 

No Small Matter is a featured documentary confronting America's most pressing problem and reveals the tragic costs and positive economic payoffs for our children, families, communities and country when done right. 

 

Stephanie Fromm, Executive Director for Winneshiek County Development and Tourism, noted “Our organization has been working diligently on addressing and creating the awareness of our local child care crisis. With support from area partner organizations, we have the ability to learn more about the industry, profession and struggles many families face when looking to enter the workforce. We are excited to collaborate with these providers and partners to host a night together.” 

 

“Iowa leads the nation in the number of working parents and at the same time has a child care shortage of an estimated 350,000 slots, while child care providers are leaving the field at an alarming rate.” Stated Jill Herink, Executive Director for Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children. “It is critical to elevate our discussions about the child care crisis and at the same time the workforce crisis in Iowa. We do not have the availability of quality child care we need to meet the needs of our workforce or our youngest Iowans. We need to figure out a solution to help child care and early childhood professionals to earn a wage that they can live on to retain this critical profession.”

 

"Early childhood care and development are being addressed by policy makers at both the state and national level. Policy makers need to hear from the people who are most impacted by the decisions they will make: working parents and the providers of childcare. No Small Matter is a great opportunity for our local community interested in and concerned about Iowa's childcare crisis. This provides for a healthy discussion of the best way forward in meeting the needs of Iowa's youngest children." Matt Tapscott, President, Iowa Family Child Care Association and Child Development Home provider, Decorah.

 

This event is open to the public and is brought to you by Winneshiek County Development and Tourism, Child Care Resource and Referral of Northeast Iowa, Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children, HAWC Partnerships for Children, Luther College Center for Sustainable Communities and Iowa Family Child Care Association. 


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Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Decorah Public Library staff are hosting four book discussions in March. The groups are open to the public and newcomers are encouraged to attend. Anyone interested should call the library at 382-3717 to learn more or to reserve a book.
 
The Happy Hour Book Group will meet at Rubaiyat on Wed. March 11th at 5:15 p.m. to discuss Margaret Wilkerson Sexton’s “The Revisioners.” In 1925, Josephine is the proud owner of a thriving farm. As a child, she channeled otherworldly power to free herself from slavery. Nearly a century later, Josephine’s descendant, Ava, is a single mother who has just lost her job. She moves in with her white grandmother Martha. But Martha’s behavior soon becomes erratic and threatening, and Ava must escape before her story and Josephine’s converge.
 

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Saturday, March 14, 2020
Soprano, Rachel Storlie, along with fellow faculty members, Nicholas Shaneyfelt, piano; Philip Borter, cello; Carol Hester, flute; and Michael Chesher, clarinet, will present a recital of chamber work featuring Croatian art songs by Božidar Kunc and Ivana Lang and "Primavera" by Thea Musgrave.

 

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Saturday, March 14, 2020 - Sunday, March 15, 2020
Patricks weekend celebration with green beer & green Sangrias!
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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Join ArtHaus for an afternoon of creative exploration. Try out our pottery wheels, develop prints, glaze ceramics, fold paper origami, build a LEGO fortress, brave a paint pour, make your own cards, and more!

ArtHaus’s summer calendar launches simultaneously.  Attendees are invited to book placements in upcoming camps and workshops.

 


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Saturday, March 14, 2020
Open House, Saturday, March 14th 10AM to Noon!!!
Opportunity awaits in the lovely town of Calmar in Winneshiek County, Iowa! Start the New Year with a new home, move in ready as all projects are done, relax & enjoy life! Simply! When we say "new home", seriously, everything in this house is brand new! Three bedrooms (two-main level, one-lower level), three baths: master bath, half bath in main floor laundry room, full bath downstairs! Completely renovated, house was stripped to the outside studs transforming into a modern, energy-efficient home. Adding an 8 foot addition PLUS attached 28 x 32 dream garage! Everything is new! New Roof, siding, all electrical, all plumbing/hvac, new furnace, air conditioner, water heater and new windows. Home offers 1,942 sq. ft. of finished living space with up to 3+ bedrooms. Kitchen boasts custom Mennonite made cabinetry with under cabinet lighting, an 8 ft. island, and sparkling quartz countertops. Highly Energy efficient with 3.5” spray foam insulation in all exterior walls. Master bedroom features an en-suite bathroom & walk-In closet. Addition includes a half bath, laundry room, and entry way with plenty of room for outerwear and shoes. Over-sized 28 x 32 car garage is fully finished and insulated along with remote operated overhead door openers. Basement includes family/living room area, third large bedroom with egress window, full bathroom including a tub, and a BONUS ROOM as exercise, storage or hobby room! From the kitchen or garage access the brand new concrete patio! Small storage shed in the backyard. Brand new concrete driveway & sidewalks! Prairie Farmer Trail right out your back door! Great location with walking distance to schools and parks.

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

Decorah, Iowa-ArtHaus invites the community to visit their expanded studio for an afternoon of creative exploration on Saturday, March 14, from 1-5 p.m.  This spring’s Open Haus is free for all ages.

            This event will present opportunities to try out many of our new Open Studio offerings. Try the pottery wheels, develop prints, glaze fired ceramics, fold paper origami, build Lego fortresses, brave a paint pour, make your own cards, and more.  Open Studio volunteers and ArtHaus staff will be on hand to demonstrate and assist with all activities. On your way to the next activity, feel free to watch instructors demonstrate their craft.

            ArtHaus will launch the summer calendar at the Open Haus and encourages attendees to book their place in summer camps and workshops. Early bird bookings receive a $10 discount on classes.

New to ArtHaus for 2020 are Membership opportunities. Supporting ArtHaus in their mission to connect people through creativity has never been easier. Become a sustaining or annual member and ensure that ArtHaus is able to continue creating engaging and enriching programming for Northeast Iowa residents and visitors for years to come. Members receive great perks such as discount vouchers to use on class bookings. When considering the impact of ArtHaus’s existing and future programming, Megan Torkelson, Board President, said, “I am excited to see what the future will bring for this vibrant organization.”

            ArtHaus in Decorah, Iowa provides high-quality, hands-on experiences and year-round, accessible public arts events in the visual, performing, and literary arts for all ages and abilities.  For more information on ArtHaus’s programming and volunteering opportunities, visit arthausdecorah.org to request a Summer Catalogue, call (563) 382-5440 or email info@arthausdecorah.org, or visit our new location at 107 W. Broadway, Decorah, IA, 52101.


Saturday, March 14, 2020
          DECORAH, Iowa – At 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 14, the Luther College Center Stage Series presents "Seeds," a theatrical reenactment of the tumultuous seven-year battle between a Canadian farmer and the biotech corporation, Monsanto.
          "This play is so much more than a documentary drama about a court case," says Kristen Underwood, director of campus programming. "Porte Parole Theatre Company makes it both thrilling and theatrical and we leave the theatre still grappling with big ideas."
          The multimedia experience takes the audience into the past to witness both sides of the debate, bringing new perspective to the underlying question, "Who owns life?"
          "It's an honor to present this play, and an opportunity I hope everyone will take advantage of. Farming, science and the food we eat should be universal concerns," says Underwood.
          The highly creative and talented chefs on the Norse Culinary Team invite you to partake in the Center Stage Dinner Series before the show. The dinners include locally sourced ingredients whenever possible and always feature a multicourse menu to complement the performance. All meals begin at 5:30 p.m. in Peace Dining Room in Dahl Centennial Union, adjacent to the Center for Faith and Life. 
          Both dinner and show tickets are on sale through Luther's Ticket Office and online at http://www.tickets.luther.edu or tickets@luther.edu or by calling (563) 387-1357.
          Luther College is home to more than 1,900 undergraduates who explore big questions and take action to benefit people, communities and society. Our 60+ academic programs, experiential approach to learning and welcoming community inspire students to learn actively, live purposefully and lead courageously for a lifetime of impact. Learn more at luther.edu.
 

Sunday, March 15, 2020
Come and Play Euchre for a Good Cause!
Sundays, Feb. 23rd, March 1st, 8th, & 15th.
Card parties start at 1:30 pm at the St. Lucas Community Center.
All proceeds benefit the St. Lucas Little League Program!

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Sunday, March 15, 2020
Come enjoy a meal of real mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable, cole slaw, beverage, bread and dessert.  
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Sunday, March 15, 2020
Join a wide variety of amazing vendors upstairs!! Catch some spring steals and deals, pick up a gift for a special person in your life, or treat yourself to something fun!!

All proceeds benefit the Fort Atkinson Fire Department -
Vendor Fair runs in conjunction with the Fort Atkinson Fire Department Annual Pancake and Sausage Breakfast held 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Community Center Basement

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Curious about how you can make your investment portfolio align with your values?  Come to Winneshiek Energy District's March energy breakfast to hear Justin Gullekson from Decorah Bank and Trust discuss different green portfolio options.  Whether you've been contributing to a retirement account for years or you're trying to figure out which one to open, we hope you'll  come with questions!

 

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Bring your toddlers and preschoolers and join Madi Brauer, Family Educator at Helping Services for Youth & Families, for stories and a fun activity at the Decorah Public Library.

Contact Madi at 563-387-1720 or mbrauer@helpingservices.org.


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Tuesday, March 17, 2020
DECORAH, Iowa —Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to be king or queen for the day during Barnetimen (Children’s Hour) at Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, on Tuesday, March 17, from 10-11 a.m.
            Visit the museum to see shiny crowns and other special hats. “We’ll learn about the people who wore them and find out why kings and queens in Norway don't wear crowns,” Jennifer Kovark, Vesterheim’s Youth Educator, said. During the program, preschoolers will make their own crown to wear and eat a royal treat. Meet in the lobby of the museum’s Main Building.
            The program is free, thanks to sponsors David and Brenda Carlson, Greg and Karen Bruening, Amy and Keith Bruening, and Norwegian Mutual Insurance Association.
            Barnetimen meets at Vesterheim Museum the third Tuesday of each month, September-April. The program is geared toward 3 to 5 year olds, but all ages are welcome. No sign-up is necessary—come to one session or all of them.
            Vesterheim, the national Norwegian-American museum and heritage center, in scenic Decorah, Iowa, showcases the best in historic and contemporary Norwegian folk and fine arts, and explores the American immigrant experience. This national treasure includes world-class exhibitions and 12 historic buildings. It is also a center for folk-art education, offering a wide variety of classes in authentic Norwegian folk art every year. For more information on the museum’s exhibitions, classes, events, membership opportunities, and ways to donate, check Vesterheim’s website at vesterheim.org, call (563) 382-9681, or write to Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum, 502 W. Water St., P.O. Box 379, Decorah, IA, 52101-0379.
 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Duo MemDi was founded by violinist Igor Kalnin and pianist Rochelle Sennet in 2010. The award winning duo performs music that embraces the diversity of world cultures. They will give a recital featuring pieces by H. Leslie Adams, Johannes Brahms, Ilyich Tchaikovsky and Robert Schumann.

 

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Prescription medications can help us live longer and healthier lives, but any medication has the potential to do harm – especially when misused.  That misuse can include not understanding your medication needs, leaving prescriptions where others can access them, and intentional abuse.

“Generation Rx” seminars will be held this winter and spring in Allamakee, Winneshiek and Howard counties. The seminars, aimed at preventing prescription medication misuse, are presented by volunteers with Northeast Iowa Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (NEI RSVP) and Helping Services for Youth & Families. 

According to Deana Hageman, Director of NEI RSVP, “Whether prescription misuse is intentional or not, it’s a problem that needs to be addressed. We hope these presentations will alert people to potential dangers of misusing prescription medications and promote safe medication practices.”

The seminars, which are geared to an adult audience, will provide attendees with information about safe storage of medications, proper disposal of unused medications and tips for taking your medications as prescribed.    

Northeast Iowa Generation Rx Seminars scheduled to date:

Monday, February 3, 2:00-3:00 pm at Arlin Falck Assisted Living, Barthell Eastern Star, Decorah

Monday, February 24, 6:00-7:00 pm at Fort Atkinson Community Center, Fort Atkinson

Tuesday, February 25, 6:30-7:30 pm at Decorah Public Library, Decorah

Tuesday, March 10, 11:00-11:45 am at Decorah Senior Center, Decorah

Wednesday, March 18, 9:30-10:30 am at Viking State Bank, Decorah

Sunday, March 29, 9:40-10:40 am at Decorah Lutheran Church

Monday, April 6, 1:30-2:30 pm at Cresco Public Library, Cresco

Thursday, May 28, 5:30-6:30 pm at Robey Memorial Library, Waukon

Visit www.decorah.lib.ia.us/RSVP for more information about the seminars and links to Generation Rx resources. 

If your business or organization would like to host a Generation Rx seminar, please contact Deana Hageman at 563-382-5181 or rsvp@decorah.lib.ia.us.

Northeast Iowa RSVP matches volunteers age 55 and up with opportunities to serve at non-profits in Allamakee, Howard and Winneshiek counties.


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Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - Thursday, March 19, 2020
Thursday, March 19, 2020
The History Book Group will meet at 6:00 p.m. Thurs. March 19th on the 2nd floor of the library to discuss Gordon Chang’s “The Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad.” Chinese migrants spent years building the Transcontinental Railroad. Those who survived would suffer a different kind of death—a historical one, as they were pushed first to the margins of American life and then to the fringes of public memory. Award-winning scholar Gordon H. Chang draws on unprecedented research to recover the Chinese railroad workers’ stories and celebrate their role in remaking America.
 

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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Interested in investing in solar for your home, farm, or business?  

While the in-person event is canceled, the 2020 Solar Fair is now online! 

2020 is the perfect time to go solar!  A combination of low solar costs combined with federal and state tax credits (which are decreasing each year) and rising electricity rates makes now a great time to install solar. 

Join us at energydistrict.org/solarfair from the comfort of your home on Saturday, March 21st at 10 am for a live-streamed Go Solar Toolkit presentation and Q&A by Joel Zook, energy planner. 

Our local contractors will be available by phone from 9 am-12 pm for questions.  Find their contact info on our website. 

Thanks for joining us in this new format as we work to build our energy future while staying safe!


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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Join a Family Educator and River the Rabbit for Virtual Story Time live on facebook! We'll read two stories together with some body movement breaks in-between. River the Rabbit will end our Story Time with a special message for families.

If you have any questions contact Madi Brauer at mbrauer@helpingservices.org.

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